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Díaz promoted to News Director at KTXL Luviano named Telemundo D.C. News Director Castillo returns to CNN Univision buys low-power Austin station KXLK-CD for $2.55 million Ruiz departs NPR to join CNN Digital as Sr Weekend Editor for Politics
 
Díaz promoted to News Director at KTXL

Díaz promoted to News Director at KTXL

Monika Díaz has been named News Director at Sacramento Fox affiliate KTXL, less than a year since she was promoted to Assistant News Director. In her new role, she’s responsible for overseeing all of the newsroom’s daily operations. A former TV reporter, Díaz made her move to news management when she joined KTXL in March of […]

Luviano named Telemundo D.C. News Director

Luviano named Telemundo D.C. News Director

Janette Luviano will be the first news director for the new Telemundo-owned station in Washington, D.C., scheduled to be inaugurated in December when the network’s affiliate deal with ZGS-owned WZDC ends. Luviano is tasked with launching and overseeing the station’s newscasts, which don’t yet have a debut date. She arrives to D.C. from WNJU Telemundo […]

Castillo returns to CNN

Castillo returns to CNN

Mariano Castillo has rejoined CNN in Atlanta, more than year after being laid off in a reorganization of CNN Digital. He’s now an editor on The Row, the editorial and story vetting unit that reviews correspondents’ scripts and provides editorial guidance to all CNN networks. In this new role, he’ll also work with CNN en […]

Univision buys low-power Austin station KXLK-CD for $2.55 million

Univision buys low-power Austin station KXLK-CD for $2.55 million

Univision has struck a deal to buy KXLK-CD in Austin from Radio Spectrum Partners LP for $2,550,000. The station (virtual channel 40, UHF digital channel 23) currently airs Spanish-language music videos and is not available on cable or satellite providers. Univision is buying the low-power class A station for a $750,000 more than its previous […]

Ruiz departs NPR to join CNN Digital as Sr Weekend Editor for Politics

Ruiz departs NPR to join CNN Digital as Sr Weekend Editor for Politics

Joe Ruiz is leaving NPR for a more senior opportunity at CNN. He has been hired as Senior Weekend Editor for Politics at CNN Digital, also based in Washington, D.C. “I’m looking forward to working with some of the best people in the industry as I focus on content production and strategy. That’s all I’ve […]

Díaz promoted to News Director at KTXL

Díaz promoted to News Director at KTXL

23 October 2017

Monika Díaz has been named News Director at Sacramento Fox affiliate KTXL, less than a year since she was promoted to Assistant News Director. In her new role, she’s responsible for overseeing all of the newsroom’s daily operations. A former TV reporter, Díaz made her move to news management when she joined KTXL in March of […]

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Luviano named Telemundo D.C. News Director

Luviano named Telemundo D.C. News Director

23 October 2017

Janette Luviano will be the first news director for the new Telemundo-owned station in Washington, D.C., scheduled to be inaugurated in December when the network’s affiliate deal with ZGS-owned WZDC ends. Luviano is tasked with launching and overseeing the station’s newscasts, which don’t yet have a debut date. She arrives to D.C. from WNJU Telemundo […]

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Castillo returns to CNN

Castillo returns to CNN

20 October 2017

Mariano Castillo has rejoined CNN in Atlanta, more than year after being laid off in a reorganization of CNN Digital. He’s now an editor on The Row, the editorial and story vetting unit that reviews correspondents’ scripts and provides editorial guidance to all CNN networks. In this new role, he’ll also work with CNN en […]

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Univision buys low-power Austin station KXLK-CD for $2.55 million

Univision buys low-power Austin station KXLK-CD for $2.55 million

19 October 2017

Univision has struck a deal to buy KXLK-CD in Austin from Radio Spectrum Partners LP for $2,550,000. The station (virtual channel 40, UHF digital channel 23) currently airs Spanish-language music videos and is not available on cable or satellite providers. Univision is buying the low-power class A station for a $750,000 more than its previous […]

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Ruiz departs NPR to join CNN Digital as Sr Weekend Editor for Politics

Ruiz departs NPR to join CNN Digital as Sr Weekend Editor for Politics

18 October 2017

Joe Ruiz is leaving NPR for a more senior opportunity at CNN. He has been hired as Senior Weekend Editor for Politics at CNN Digital, also based in Washington, D.C. “I’m looking forward to working with some of the best people in the industry as I focus on content production and strategy. That’s all I’ve […]

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Maldonado resurfaces as co-host of new podcast with Kate del Castillo

Maldonado resurfaces as co-host of new podcast with Kate del Castillo

18 October 2017

Former Univision entertainment reporter Jessica Maldonado has resurfaced with a new project. She is now co-hosting a weekly Spanish-language podcast with actress and friend Kate del Castillo, in which they’ll chat away about about news, entertainment, society and culture from their perspective. “Neteando con Kate and Jessica,” launched today and is available on reVolver Podcasts. […]

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Telemundo Sacramento hires Martínez as co-anchor; Malavé as ND

Telemundo Sacramento hires Martínez as co-anchor; Malavé as ND

17 October 2017

Guillermo Martínez and Steve Malavé have joined KCSO-TV Telemundo 33 Sacramento. Martínez will co-anchor the station’s only newscast at 6 pm Monday through Friday with Regina Guillén. He replaces Florentino Mesa, who left the station earlier this year, just months after the launch of the Telemundo Sacramento newscast. Martínez previously worked as primetime anchor at […]

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Carriage dispute leads to Univision blackout on Verizon FiOS

Carriage dispute leads to Univision blackout on Verizon FiOS

17 October 2017

Univision is accusing Verizon of pulling its signal from its cable service FiOS and mobile platforms “entirely without warning,” leaving 4.7 million of its customers “without access to the news, information and entertainment they rely on.” The blackout started at 5 pm EST on October 16, 2017, just when Univision’s carriage deal with Verizon was […]

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.
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